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South Sudan Has Oil Reserves, Big Problems

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The new Republic of South Sudan enters the world with great economic potential but faces huge challenges in its quest for peace and prosperity. The country possesses large oil reserves that made the former unified Sudan the third-largest producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Its population – estimated at between 8 and 13 million – is strongly […]

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New US Defense Secretary Has Extensive Budget Background

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is a former Democratic congressman with a long history in the U.S. government and extensive budget experience. The chief of the Central Intelligence Agency until he was named to run the Pentagon, Panetta headed the White House budget office under President Bill Clinton and also served as chairman of the […]

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Highlights of Leon Panetta’s Career

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Leon Panetta’s career: — Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 2009 – 2011 — Founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy 1997 — President Bill Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff 1994 – 1997 — Director of the Office of Management and Budget 1993 — Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1977 – 1993 — […]

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Strauss-Kahn: International Financier and French Politician

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Before his arrest on sexual assault charges in New York, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was one of the most powerful men in international finance and French politics. The former French finance minister took charge of the IMF in 2007, with strong support from French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The 62-year-old Strauss-Kahn led the […]

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Gates Tenure Spans Two Administrations, Two Wars

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the only Pentagon chief in U.S. history to be asked to remain in the post by a newly-elected president. Gates was sworn in under President Barack Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, in 2006, at a crucial point in the war in Iraq. He oversaw a troop surge in […]

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General Petraeus, A Prominent Wartime Commander

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, General David Petraeus, is a prominent wartime commander who has led the way for U.S. troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The 58-year-old assumed command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan in July of last year, after overseeing a wider region encompassing Afghanistan, […]

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France’s Lagarde First Woman to Head IMF

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The new head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is the first woman tapped to lead the lending organization since its founding nearly 70 years ago. The 55-year-old Lagarde has been France’s finance minister since June 2007, earning widespread respect for her leadership during the financial crisis. Lagarde helped lead negotiations last year that […]

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CIA Nominee Petraeus a Veteran War Commander

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, General David Petraeus, is a prominent wartime commander who has led the way for U.S. troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The 58-year-old general assumed command of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan in July of last year, after overseeing a wider region encompassing […]

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Highlights of Leon Panetta’s Career

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Leon Panetta’s career: –Director of the Central Intelligence Agency 2009 – present –Founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy 1997 –President Bill Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff 1994 – 1997 –Director of the Office of Management and Budget 1993 –Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1977 – 1993 –Chairman House Budget Committee 1989 – […]

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US Defense Nominee Has Extensive Budget Background

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Leon Panetta is a U.S. government official and former Democratic congressman with extensive budget experience. The chief of the Central Intelligence Agency until he was named to run the Pentagon, Panetta headed the White House budget office under President Bill Clinton and also served as chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee for four […]

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